• Laura Ruggeri

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    In her recent show, “Il Maestro è un mostro” (The master is a monster), Laura Ruggeri surprisingly juxtaposed Lucio Fontana and Freddy Krueger. The title brought to mind the horror of a tabloid headline, from which one can surmise some sexual crime. But written in an infantile hand, the phrase also evoked the mysterious fear that wafts between rows of school desks, a fear brought on by the imposition of knowledge. It is also the “monstrosity” of a creative supremacy that, for millennia, has been delineated in strictly male terms.

    What gesture is Ruggeri making when she pairs Fontana and Krueger

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